America has been on my mind quite a bit recently: as bad as things are here, I’m now starting to thank fuck I don’t live in the states. For starters I cannot respect it as long as Americans call trump their president. That utter embarrassment to humanity is beyond a joke. Due to that fuckwit, it looks like the pandemic is going to be far worse than it is here or elsewhere. Culturally America may seem amazing, but when you start to look at it, you find it’s actually fucked up. I don’t just say that because of the sort of stuff I wrote about here, but because their infrastructure is falling apart. They resent paying taxes, apparently not realising that, as a result, things like roads and hospitals can’t get built or repaired. The nation which brags about being the greatest on earth is actually falling apart, with a healthcare system which, as far as I can tell, is little more than draconian.
It’s enough to make me feel quite relieved that I don’t actually live there, and I’m beginning to wonder what life would be like for people like me. Would I have done as well there as I did here? Would I have gone to university? Could i live independently there? Lockdown aside, here I am, roaming around London, going where I please; could I have a similar life in, say, New York or Los Angeles? From what I’ve seen recently, for example here, I am beginning to doubt it.